IWA EcoSTP 2021 – Impacting the environment with innovation in wastewater treatment

Community Organizer: , EcoSTP group

Following four successful IWA Specialized International Conferences on “Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (EcoSTP)” in Spain (2012), Italy (2014), the United Kingdom (2016), and Canada (2018), we are pleased to announce the 5th IWA EcoSTP conference (IWA EcoSTP 2021) “Impacting the environment with innovation in wastewater treatment” to be held in Milan (Italy). After the postponement due to the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, the conference has been moved to 2021.

IWA EcoSTP 2021 will take place in June 2021 and will be hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. The conference is organized by a program committee composed by Politecnico di Milano staff and chairs of previous editions of the IWA EcoSTP conference. IWA EcoSTP 2021 is supported by Water Utilities, Companies in the Water Sector, Local Authorities and other stakeholders.


  • Innovative technologies, approaches and STP layouts for sustainable wastewater treatment, resource recovery and wastewater reuse
  • Strategies for energy consumption and carbon footprint minimization in wastewater treatment
  • Occurrence, fate and removal of contaminants of emerging concern, including micro- and nano-plastics and antibiotic resistance, in wastewater and sludge
  • Natural-based solutions for resilient and smart wastewater treatment and management
  • Monitoring, modelling and control for effective process management, optimization and scale-up, also based on advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Digitalization and emerging ICT technologies for a new deal in water cycle
  • The wastewater biorefinery from lab to full scale: technical, economic and regulatory issues
  • Preservation of ecosystem quality and human health through risk-based approaches
  • Economics of wastewater treatment and management
  • Integrated assessment for wastewater treatment and management under Life Cycle Thinking

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Manuela Antonelli
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Arianna Azzellino
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Roberto Canziani
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Elena Ficara
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Francesca Malpei
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Andrea Turolla
Politecnico di Milano Italy
Juan Lema
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Spain
Francesco Fatone
Università Politecnica delle Marche Italy
Ana Soares
Cranfield University United Kingdom
Ted Mao
MW Technologies Canada